Most Innovative and Fastest Growing Companies Join IdentityFirst.org to Collaborate on Identity Management Challenges

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IdentityFirst.org Announces Agenda for Inaugural Summit

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“The rapid growth of IdentityFirst.org reflects growing agreement that securing cloud-based infrastructures requires a different approach to identity management,” said Rani Hublou, co-founder of IdentityFirst.org.

IdentityFirst.org, the first industry forum focused on best practices for identity management in a world dominated by cloud and mobile technologies, today announced that many of the world’s most innovative, disruptive and fastest growing companies have joined IdentityFirst.org to collaborate on developing best practices to solve the identity management challenges of becoming a cloud first organization. More than 300 executive members have already joined IdentityFirst.org, a professional community and online forum committed to strengthening security and compliance, reducing identity management costs, and increasing employee access to the apps they need. IdentityFirst.org member companies will be gathering to move the community forward at Summit 2014: Define the Path to Identity First, October 29-30, 2014, at the Cavallo Point Historic Lodge in Sausalito, Calif.

The IdentityFirst.org membership roster boasts current and future market leaders, including Airbnb, Carlyle Group, Conde Nast, Department of Homeland Security, GoPro, Herman Miller, McKesson, NetFlix, One Medical, Pinterest, Steelcase, Uber, Visa, Wells Fargo, Yelp, Yahoo, Zendesk and others.

“The rapid growth of IdentityFirst.org reflects growing agreement that securing cloud-based infrastructures requires a different approach to identity management,” said Rani Hublou, co-founder of IdentityFirst.org and CMO of IdentityFirst.org sponsor OneLogin. “IdentityFirst.org is committed to bringing together the knowledge, experience and best practices needed to enable our members to implement an Identity First strategy, and not only encouraging employees to be good security citizens, but also enabling them to be so by providing a supporting infrastructure that takes the pain out of securing applications and devices.”

IdentityFirst.org Summit 2014
Leading identity management practitioners will discuss topics such as IAM best practices, why SAML matters and how to get vendors to adopt it, Workday-driven identity management, Identity management’s role in compliance, is Active Directory dead, and alternative approaches to mobile identity management. Speakers include:

  • Chris Cravens, Head of Technology Services at Uber
  • Kris Lahiri, CSO at Egnyte
  • Mindy Lieberman, Vice President of IT at Zendesk
  • Doug Meier, Director of Security and Compliance at Pandora
  • Todd Miner, Vice President of Corporate Infrastructure at Yelp
  • Jeff Pisano, Vice President of IT at The Carlyle Group
  • Matt Thorne, Head of IT at Pinterest

Thomas Pedersen, IdentityFirst.org founder and CEO of IdentityFirst.org sponsor OneLogin, will present findings of the 2014 Identity First Benchmarking Report. In addition, working sessions will include joint peer crafting of the next iteration of the community-sourced “Identity First Manifesto,” as well as a practical look at quantifying the benefits of enterprise identity management.

Event Details
What: Summit 2014: Define the Path to Identity First
When: Wed. October 29, 2014 - Thur. October 30, 2014
Where: Cavallo Point Historic Lodge
601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, California
Reservations: http://www.IdentityFirst.org

About IdentityFirst.org
IdentityFirst.org is a professional community and an online forum. It is the first industry forum focused on best practices for identity management in a world dominated by cloud and mobile technologies. This growing group of IT practitioners come from enterprises that are rapidly adopting new cloud apps and extending on-premises applications to the cloud but are short on resources and expertise to efficiently and securely control application access and manage the identities that touch corporate data. The community is committed to strengthening security and compliance, reducing identity management costs, and increasing employee access to the apps they need -- while enabling them to be good security citizens. Member-driven publications, events and primary research focus on collecting the goals, challenges and best practices that transform an enterprise into an Identity First organization.

Established in April 2014, the founding community of IdentityFirst.org experts includes Thomas Pedersen, CEO of OneLogin and other noted IT and security experts from a number of companies including AirBnb, Carlyle Group, Conde Nast, Department of Homeland Security, GoPro, Herman Miller, McKesson, NetFlix, One Medical, Pinterest, Steelcase, Uber, Visa, Wells Fargo, Yahoo, Yelp, Zendesk, and others.

Learn more about membership and the forums by visiting http://www.IdentityFirst.org.

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